Campus Recreation cultivates life-long health and active lifestyle experiences for the BC community. We honor the Jesuit Catholic commitment to the formation of the whole person through diverse programming in a safe, inclusive environment. The Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness manages all aspects of the fitness and wellness program for Campus Recreation. They oversee the daily operation of the fitness center. This includes 90+ group fitness programs per week, small group training classes, personal training, fitness outreach and fitness related special events in an effort to create a healthy campus. The fitness program is charged with bringing in $80,000+ in revenue each year. This position manages a comprehensive fitness equipment tracking system used to make informed decisions on new equipment purchases. The Assistant Director works closely with the Associate Director, Programming & Student Employee Development as well as v
Campus Recreation serves over 15,000 members on an annual basis with an excess of 600,000 visitors. More than 4,500 members utilize the Margot Connell Recreation Center, Newton Quonset Hut, and outdoor recreation fields and courts on a daily basis.
The Assistant Director, Fitness & Wellness is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of a diverse and comprehensive fitness and wellness program that ensures the needs of all members, including students, faculty, staff and community by offering group fitness, personal training, small group training, fitness outreach, and specialized programs and events for Campus Recreation members within the Margot Connell Recreation Center as well as the Newton Quonset Hut, as well as benefits-eligible faculty/staff through Healthy You offerings within and outside of Campus Recreation sites. They manage 1 Full-time Coordinator, Fitness & Wellness, 1 Part-time Fitness & Wellness Coordinator for Faculty and Staff, 1 Graduate Student Wellness Coordinator, 50+ Student Group Fitness Instructors, 10+ Non- Student Group Fitness Instructors, and 2 Student Program Assistants. They assist the Coordinator, Fitness & Wellness with the oversight of 1 Part-time Non-Student Trainer, 20+ Student Trainers and 50+ Fitness Attendants. The Assistant Director, Fitness & Wellness programs 90+ group fitness classes per week. They assist the Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness in scheduling 80+ small group and personal training sessions per week. This position maintains a comprehensive fitness equipment tracking system to help manage a $100,000+ equipment replacement plan.
The Assistant Director is budgeted in excess of $200,000+ for staff and is responsible for generating a minimum of $80,000 of revenue on an annual basis. The Assistant Director works closely with the Associate Director, Programming & Student Employee Development as well as various University departments to develop programs with a focus on campus health and wellbeing.
Hires, trains, and evaluates 50+ student group fitness instructors and 10+ non-student group fitness instructors. Creates and teaches a semester long training prep class for students to become group fitness instructors and personal trainers. Assists the Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness in the hiring and training of all student and non-student personal trainers. Assists the part-time Faculty/Staff Fitness and Wellness Coordinator in the hiring of all yoga instructors for the Faculty/ Staff wellness program. Creates and maintains a comprehensive fitness equipment database that assists with the decision process for fitness equipment replacements. Makes recommendations to Associate Director, Programming & Student Employee Development regarding the budgeting, selection and upgrading of general fitness and group fitness equipment. Create and plans a group fitness schedule that has 90+ classes a week for the Associate Director, Programming and Student Employee Development to review before it is submitted to the Facilities staff.
Works in conjunction with the Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness to design a schedule and pricing structure for small group training and personal training to be submitted to the Associate Director, Programming and Student Employee Development to review before it is submitted to the Facilities staff.
Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management, Masters Preferred or equivalent work experience.
Advanced Degree Preferred.
Requires 5-7 years of experience in fitness and wellness programming, including fitness testing, personal training and group fitness, and the ability to stay current in fitness and wellness trends. Requires broad knowledge of fitness and wellness in a university setting.
Experience with Recreation Software’s, such as Fusion, IM Leagues, Subitup
Minimum of 2-3 years supervisory experience. Hands-on, energetic, enthusiastic leader who has superior people management skills and who has demonstrated expertise. Must possess a dynamic and motivational approach to managing fitness staff and programs. Must have demonstrated expertise in onsite sales of fitness and wellness programs to students and staff, reorganizing exercise spaces and selecting and maintaining a wide array of cardio-vascular, and weight-training Equipment. Must have experience with budget preparation and management.
Requires very strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to thrive in a diverse student-service environment in a collegiate setting.
Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certifications, may obtain within three months of employment. Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certification preferred, may obtain within six months of employment.
Group Fitness and Personal Training Certifications: ACSM, NSCA, ACE, or NASM personal training or higher credential; ACSM or ACE group fitness
Managing in a university recreation center requires flexibility and some work on nights and weekends is required.
Campus Recreation continues to expand in size, scope, facilities, and expectations. Managing the expectations of both the staff and customer is required.
Very large and diverse member base.
Some heavy lifting is required.
This position will be expected to perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with all NCAA, ACC and Institutional rules. General understanding of Campus Recreation Programming and Facility Operations.
About Boston College
Boston College Campus Recreation strives to provide quality services at reasonable prices for its members. We host a wide variety of recreational programs, including: fitness, aquatics, outdoor adventures, intramurals, club sports, tennis, dance, and youth programs. BC Rec memberships include access to both the Flynn Recreation Complex and the Quonset Hut, a satellite facility located on the Newton Campus.
Campus Recreation cultivates life-long health and active lifestyle experiences. We honor the Jesuit Catholic commitment to the formation of the whole person through diverse programming in a safe, fun environment.
Respect: Valuing opportunities to interact with those we serve and maintaining our facilities to create a welcoming and caring environment.
Integrity: Upholding a culture of honesty, trust, fairness, responsibility, and accountability to maintain high standards in all we do.
Passion: Bringing commitment and energy to elevate the physical and social well-being of the Boston College community.
Development: Fostering the personal growth of our members and student leaders through self-discovery, experiential learning, teambuilding and... role modeling.
Camaraderie: Creating a foundational home for relationships and community at Boston College.